Government Agencies

  • Auditor

    The Auditor’s office is located on the first floor of the Vinton County Courthouse.


    740-790-7007 – office
    740-596-2462 – fax


    • Brande Minton 740-790-7006
    • Brenda Allen 740-790-7009
    • Tracy Wolfe 740-790-7010

    The Auditor is the chief fiscal officer of the county. This office handle appraisals and assessments of county property and calculate taxes. The auditor issues dog and kennel licenses along with vendors licenses. They monitor the sealing of gas pumps, scales and other measuring devices. For more information on the duties of county auditors, please visit Follow us on Facebook

  • Board of Elections

    Board of Elections Members:

    • Debbie Stephens – Chair
    • Sandi Fee
    • Berneice Minton
    • Barbie Hammond
  • Common Pleas Court

    Vinton County Common Pleas Court

    Honorable Judge James S. Payne, Judge

    100 East Main Street
    McAthur, OH 45651

  • County Commissioners

    Mark Fout, President
    Tim Eberts, Vice President
    William Weilman
    100 East Main Street
    McArthur, OH 45651

    The Commissioners office is located on the first floor of the Vinton County Courthouse
    Office: 740-790-7018
    Fax: 740-596-9446


    Clerk of Commissioners
    Cathi Mountjoy
    The Commissioners hold their regular meetings every Tuesday. Meetings begin at 10:00 am (unless otherwise scheduled). Special meetings are called when needed. These meeting will be advertised and posted on Commissioners page. For more information on the duties of county commissioners, please visit

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  • County Court

    Vinton County Court

    Honorable Judge Jeffrey Griffith, Judge

    100 East Main Street
    McArthur, OH 45651

  • Department of Developmental Disabilities

    Department of Developmental Disabilities
    31835 State Route 93
    McArthur, OH 45651

  • Development Department

    Vinton County Commissioners Development Department
    205 S. Market Street
    McArthur, OH 45651

    The Development Department may be able to help you with your home or business.

    For your residence: Need home repairs or a septic system? Call the Development Department at 596-3529. Income eligible residents may qualify for loans or grants to assist with emergency home repairs or even accessing potable water. If we are unable to help you, we will try to refer you to other forms of assistance.

    Business assistance: The Vinton County Business Support Center can provide you with the answers you need in starting your business. Where to get a vendor’s license? The county auditor’s office. Do I require a license to open a restaurant? Check with the Vinton County Health Department. Am I really cut out to run a business? Take our business training course. Qualified businesses and individuals may even qualify for low interest loans to start or expand their businesses.

    Our office is open Monday through Friday: 8am – 4:30pm

  • Dog Shelter

    Vinton County Dog Shelter
    Michael Klein  – Dog Warden
    31479 State Route 93
    McArthur, OH 45651


    Please call to schedule a time to view all dogs in shelter up for adoption.  You may also call to schedule a time to have dogs picked up at your home if necessary.

    Remember:  The Vinton County Dog Shelter only accepts dogs.


  • EMA

    Vinton County Emergency Management Agency

    Bill Faught, Director
    106 South Market Street
    McArthur, OH 45651
    740-596-3524 – office

    Office Hours are Monday through Friday: 8:30 am to 4:00pm

    For information on duties of the EMA, please visit:

  • EMS

    Vinton County EMS

    Roni McQuirt, Director
    Jeff Woodrum, Assistant Director
    31931 State Route 93
    McArthur, OH 45651
    Non-emergency: 740-596-4122
    Emergency: 911
    The EMS Station is open 24/7 and is here to serve the residents of Vinton County in the best, most professional way in a medical emergency.

  • Engineer

    Vinton County Engineer

    Roy Depue
    100 East Main Street
    McArthur, OH 45651
    The Vinton County Engineer is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all county roads. This also includes all county bridges.  They advise the all township trustees and install culverts for township roads.

    The Engineer also assigns all new addresses.  They check all surveys for state standards and approve all deed and land contract descriptions. The office maintains tax maps and county road maps

    For more information on county Engineers please visit:

  • Fair Housing Office

    Fair Housing Office

    205 S. Market St.
    McArthur, OH 45651
    Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex (gender), familial status, or disability. In Ohio, military status is also protected. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment in Vinton County and you believe your civil rights have been violated, you can file a fair housing complaint with the Vinton County Fair Housing Office.

    For more information you can download or print the following PDFs

    Fair Housing Guide

    This guide explains the classes protected by the Fair Housing Act, which types of housing are covered, and what is prohibited. It also explains the complaint process and provides contact information for regional offices.


    Are You a Victim

    This brochure describes fair housing rights, provides examples of housing discrimination, and includes a returnable complaint form.


    Fair Housing Brochure

    This brochure describes fair housing rights, provides examples of housing discrimination, and includes a returnable complaint form.

    Tenant and Landlord Guide

    This booklet explains the tenant-landlord relationship and should be read by both tenants and landlords to avoid disputes.

    Fair Housing Poster

    Owners of HUD-subsidized multifamily housing must display this Fair Housing Poster required by the Fair Housing Act and HUD regulations at 24 CFR, part 110

  • Health Department

    Vinton County Health Department

    Ciara Fox, Director
    31927 State Route 93
    McArthur, OH 45651
    Please visit the Vinton County Health Department’s website at:

  • Job and Family Services

    Vinton County Job & Family Services

    Jody Walker, Director
    30975 Industrial Park Road
    McArthur, OH  45651

  • Juvenile/Probate Court

    Vinton County Juvenile/Probate Court

    Honorable N. Robert Grillo, Judge

    100 East Main Street
    McArthur, OH 45651

  • OSU Extension Office

    Vinton County OSU Extension Office

    Travis West – Director
    31935 State Route 93
    McArthur, OH  45651

  • Prosecutor

    Vinton County Prosecutor

    William L. Archer, Jr., Prosecutor

    100 East Main Street
    McArthur, OH 45651


    • Kim Rippeth
    • Regina Composto

    The Prosecutor represents the State of Ohio in all criminal cases and Vinton County in all civil matters.  The Prosecutor is the official attorney for the Vinton County Commissioners and all independent townships in the county.

    For information on Ohio Laws, please visit The Ohio Revised Code at:

    For more information on duties of the prosecutor, please visit:

  • Recorder

    Vinton County Recorder

    Erin Yates
    100 East Main Street
    McArthur, OH 45651

    This office is responsible for recording all deeds, mortgages, oil & gas leases and all military discharge records. They also record all tax, unemployment and workers comp liens. For more information on recorder’s duties please visit:

  • Senior Citizens

    Vinton County Senior Citizens

    Rhoda Toon-Price, Director
    31935 State Route 93
    McArthur, OH  45651
    Our primary goal is to aid and assist seniors, over 60 years of age, to remain at home independently as long as possible.  In doing this we offer the seniors a variety of services.  In this we promise to assist you by every means we have available. The services we provide include home delivered meals, Congregate meals, medical transportation, outreach programs, passport assistance, HEAP assistance, transportation for disabled veterans, and an Alzheimer’s Respite Care program.  We also hold annual events at the senior center  including Christmas in July, fish fries,  holiday parties and  exercise programs.

  • Sheriff

    Vinton County Sheriff

    Ryan Cain
    106 South Market Street
    McArthur, OH 45651
    Non-emergency: 740-596-5242
    Emergency: 911
    For more information on Ohio County Sheriffs please visit

  • Soil and Water Conservation District

    Vinton Soil & Water Conservation District

    Cameron Uptmor
    31935 State Route 93
    McArthur, OH 45651
    Office hours are 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Thursday

    The Vinton Soil & Water work with county landowners and residents on natural resource conservation and management. The district holds annual tree and fish sales, has tree planting bars, and a mechanical planter. They also do soil samples.

    For more information on natural resources, please visit the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website at:

    For information on the efforts of The Raccoon Creek Partnership, please visit their website at:

  • Treasurer

    Vinton County Treasurer’s Office

    Vicki Maxwell – Treasurer
    100 East Main Street
    McArthur, OH 45651
    Visit the Vinton County Treasurer’s Website and Pay your Taxes Online



    • Gretchen Radabaugh – 740-790-7046
    • Becky Manring – 740-790-7047

    Hours Office are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
    For more information, visit County Treasurer Website.
    For more information on the duties of County Treasurer, please visit:

  • Veterans Services

    Vinton County Veterans Services

    Tim M. Reid, Director
    100 East Main Street
    McArthur, OH 45651
    Office Hours are 9am to 2pm Monday – Friday
    The Veterans Services help all veterans with applying for benefits.  They offer many programs to help veterans in a variety of ways.
    Please contact the Veterans Services Office with any questions and/or concerns.

  • Visitors’ Center

    Vinton County Visitors’ Center

    Caleb Appleman, Vinton County Marketing Director
    104 W. Main St.
    P.O. Box 307
    McArthur, Ohio 45651
    740-596-5033 or 1-800-596-4459
    The Visitors’ Center is located in the heart of McArthur near the intersection of St. Rt. 93 and U.S. 50. We are home to the Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and Chamber of Commerce for Vinton County and carry a host of literature about local and area attractions. We also sell some local souvenirs and periodically host displays of art or information pertaining to the area. Office hours are typically 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.